Getting the family together to spend time with each other can sometimes seem like a hassle. The kids roll their eyes and complain about having to spending time or do something you might have planned. It doesn’t often make the family time planned together any fun when you wear those nagging complaints and annoyed expressions.
Don’t worry, there are some activities you can do together with the family that will have you all laughing. Sometimes the best activities create quite a mess, but don’t let them the mess discourage you away from having lots of family fun!
1. Shaving cream slip-n-slide
Get a plastic painter’s sheet, some cheap saving cream, and food coloring. You are ready for one of the best summer activities with the family. Check out how you can make your own shaving cream slip-n-slide with instructions!
2. Family science fair
You can still learn a thing or two when it comes to having fun! There are a lot of science experiments that can bring a smile to you and your children’s faces. Check out these experiments: volcano, mini hot air balloon, or soda bottle rockets.
3. Cooke decorating
Even the messiest of messes can be worth it, especially if they are yummy! Cookie decorating is great because it gives the chance for the children and you to be creative… even if it gets a little sticky! To avoid the mess, place some old newspaper or plastic wrap on the surface you plan on using to decorate the cookies.
4. Rotten tomato war
If you grow tomatoes in your garden and don’t get around to harvesting them in time you can make a game out of it. Rather than throwing them away in the garbage, why not throw them at your family and friends or even smash them?
5. Flour war
Step up your flour war game by filling nylon stockings. Cut off the foot of the nylon stocking and fill the foot with flour then tie it off. You can easily play tag or capture the flag with a flour war. Throw the flour stocking at the person—it’s easy to know they are tagged when they have white flour all over them!
6. Marshmallow war
Have a fun sticky mess with your family this week with a marshmallow war! Make sure you don’t eat your ammunition; you just might need it! Here’s how you can make your own marshmallow shooters and another guide here too.
7. Family food fight
Be careful where you stage this foot fight. It’s going to get really messy! Soft foods like cake, mashed potatoes, cooled soup, chunks of bread are perfect for this activity. Be ready for lots of laughter, fun, and a shower afterwards!
8. Dessert for dinner
Just skip right to the dessert! The kids will love having their sugary sweetness for dinner. Don’t worry, you and your spouse can have a real dinner afterwards.
You don’t need to do a lot to create some family fun activities. There are plenty of other fun activities that you can come up with that the children, your spouse, and you will love to do. Remember to laugh and have a great time together!